Last week the owners of Twin River made public a proposal to build a 150- to 250-room hotel on the Lincoln site, something they believe will help protect the state’s largest gambling facility from the effects of the introduction of gaming in Massachusetts.
Constructing a small hotel at Twin River Casino is an avenue the parent company, Twin River Worldwide Holdings, would like to explore, the board Chairman John E. Taylor, Jr., told the Town Council Tuesday night.
Providence has contracted 834 hotel room nights associated with Saturday’s New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens playoff game in Foxborough, according to the R.I. Sports Commission, a division of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In some ways it seems as though it just arrived. In other ways it seemed it would never end. Whatever point of view you have on 2014, the year in food, wine and restaurants in our dining-destination state had some memorable moments. While there was no one single defining moment that this year will be remembered for, the cumulative effect of a number of notable events made the year a significant one.
Special pricing from Jan. 11 to Jan. 24 will be offered at about 80 restaurants in Rhode Island and one Massachusetts town through Winter Restaurant Weeks, with some locations incorporating a Girl Scout cookie promotion.
Local 1 percent hotel, meal and beverage tax collections, as well as state 5 percent hotel tax collections, all increased on a year-over-year, and fiscal year-to-date basis through October, according to the state Department of Revenue.